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Valentines Lock & Key Party 2013 - Valentine's in the Vault

Thursday January 17, 2013

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Ah Valentine's Day. One theory has it as a tribute to a martyred saint who performed marriage ceremonies for soldiers (banned from betrothal) and administering to Christians during a particularly brutal period of the Roman Empire.

Now of course, and thanks mainly to Chaucer, it's associated with desperate declarations of love in the form of kitsch heart shaped chocolates, tin plated jewellery from Tesco online and allergic reactions to the synthetic filling of teddy bears. And that's if you're romantically linked to someone.

If you're single, it's more likely to be time to sneer cynically at those gullible fools being manipulated by the hand of global capitalism while secretly crying on the inside from abject loneliness and an overwhelming desire to grab the nearest single and shout: "Seriously!
What is so wrong with me?!"

Okay, so maybe that's a bit over the top, but whatever you need, or even think you need this Valentines, we at Original Dating have the answer:
Valentine's in The Vault.

It's time to bury your cynicism, embrace your singledom and join us in the luxurious surrounds of Adam Street private members club for our annual, and hugely successful, Lock & Key party. Gasp in awe at the vault like bar and club space, giggle flirtatiously with one of the 200 people attending, dance like Nureyev and Fonteyn to Original Dating's favourite live band, indulge in Adam Street's enviable cocktail list and, most importantly, have fun!

And just in case you need a little help to break the ice we have of course, our famous Lock and Key ice breaker. Guys grab 2 keys and girls grab a lock and head out into the cavernous space to find your lock opening match. Once found, come back to us, take a chance with our lucky dip prize draw, grab another lock and key and keep going until all prizes are gone.

Not only are there some great gifts to pick up, the lock and key ice breaker acts as the perfect way to introduce yourself to other singles without fear of being stuck in a corner either on your own, or stuck with someone that perhaps just isn't right for you.

This event is always a sell out and possibly London's best Valentines Party for single folk so make sure you book soon. Bring some friends or come on your own, either way it's a fantastic evening. We look forward to seeing you there.

Click here for more info on this event!




The beauty of Speed Dating London lies in its no-nonsense approach. You take an equal number of single girls and guys, put them in a room and give them a few minutes to chat with every other member of the opposite sex.

When you get there

Original speed dating events in London normally begin at 7.30pm. You will need to register with our hosts and to begin with they will issue you with a score sheet. This will help you to keep track of the singles that you would like to meet again and perhaps go on a date with. After a short period of mingling, your host for the evening who will run through detailed instructions and give you your starting position if you are a guy or table for the event if you are a girl.

Meet & Mingle

A London speed dating event is split into two halves, each lasting around an hour, there will be an interval at half time of about 15 minutes for speed dating London. You will have between 4 and 5 minutes with each person, after which you need to tick a box on your score sheet - "yes, I would like to meet this person again" or "no. Thanks but no thanks". Or "friend" if you'd like to get to know them platonically. Make sure that you do this after each date to keep track. Afterwards there is an opportunity for everyone to meet and mingle informally - this is often where the real action begins, so make sure you don't disappear too quickly!

Complete your score sheet

After the event you simply tick who you liked on the Original Dating website and the site works about your matches automatically. If the dates you have ticked as a "yes" have reciprocated you have a match. You will be able to view the first names and message them via our site online without revealing your email address until you are ready to. You'll be having proper first dates in no time.